Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Amman, Jordan (July 25, 2019)

Location: Throughout Jordan

Event: It is expected that the Jordanian Ministry of Education will release the results of the summer high-school exam (the Tawjihi) this weekend.  As part of the celebrations, expect congested traffic, more aggressive drivers, and celebratory gunfire.  U.S. government personnel are advised to remain indoors on the evening the results are released.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Seek secure shelter if there is gunfire in your immediate area.


  • S. Embassy Amman, Jordan:

Phone number: +962 6 590-6000, +962 6 590-6500 (after hours)

Email address:


  • State Department – Consular Affairs  888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444